I Never Thought Of That

Sometimes you hear an idea so perfectly formed that you wonder why it’s not already the common wisdom. It seems obvious in retrospect, and yet it’s truth has eluded all but one genius. I found the image on the right on the internet today. I was stunned. This explains everything. Why BP was allowed to … Continue reading

A Drop in the Ocean

To tell the truth, I was getting a little worried about the sheer scale of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. After the estimates of how fast oil was gushing into the Gulf were increased by several times, I began to worry that this was going to be a huge environmental catastrophe. After … Continue reading

The Best of Both Worlds

Like I always say: when life gives you lemons — find out whose fault it is and destroy them. Then make lemonade and drink it leisurely over the ruins of your enemies. It occurs to me that there’s a win-win situation possible with offshore drilling. Let’s examine what each side wants, and the solution will … Continue reading

That Good Gulf Gas

Well, it turns out that there’s a lot more oil being spilt in the Gulf than anyone knew. Or, at the very least, than anyone was saying. The story has been that the spill was releasing about 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) every day. Those numbers were generated early on by government scientists using a method … Continue reading